Guedry, horticulture students honored by Louisiana Nursery Landscape Association
Contact: Elise Doster Stolzle
HAMMOND – The Louisiana Nursery Landscape Association (LNLA) has recognized two Southeastern Louisiana University horticulture students and their professor.
Southeastern Director of Horticulture Services and assistant professor of biological sciences Sidney Guedry received the 2009 LNLA Distinction Award in recognition of his close involvement with the association and with the education of his students.
“It certainly was a surprise to be recognized by such a large organization,” Guedry said. “Many of the LNLA members are Southeastern graduates that have been students of mine over the past 25 years, so I was very pleased.”
Under Guedry’s guidance, horticulture students Kristin Butromovich of Prairieville and Melanie May of Baton Rouge applied for LNLA scholarships and each were awarded $1,000 to further promote their studies.
“My involvement was getting them the applications and writing letters of recommendation explaining how these young women’s participation in horticultural studies, activities and work were deserving of the scholarships,” Guedry said.
Guedry, who has worked at Southeastern since 1983, is an active member of the Louisiana Greenhouse Growers Association, the Southern Region of the American Society of Horticulture Science and the Louisiana Society of Horticulture Science (LSHS) as well as editor-in-chief of the LSHS’s journal.